I stopped by Capital Donuts this morning for a double-chocolate sinker and asked owner Ly Pour Lim if the cash mob helped buisness.
Lim said he’d made some extra money and business was up. He had an unexpected complaint though: he didn’t want charity.
An elderly man came in, asked if Lim was the subject of the cash mob column, then turned around and walked out, Lim said. When Lim looked down, there was a $100 bill on the counter.
Lim said he ran after the man and gave it back. “I want business, not charity,” Lim said.
Fair enough. Lim was also dubious about outsized tips. Some people buying donuts have left $20 tips in the tip jar. I wouldn’t worry about that — tipping is a customer’s prerogative — but Lim wants to sell an honest product for a fair price.
It all reflects so well on Stocktonians.